Flags that are never flown at half-staff

It is known internationally that flying a flag at half-staff is a symbol of respect, mourning or distress. The half-staff days in the United States can be on scheduled dates or during impromptu national events. There are also half-staff days in foreign countries.  However, there are some national flags that... Read more

Half-Staff Days in Foreign Countries

It is known internationally that half-staff, or half-mast, is a symbol of respect, mourning or distress. The half-staff days in the United States can be on scheduled dates or during impromptu national events. But what about half-staff flag days in other countries throughout the world? When do other countries lower... Read more

Storm Warning Flags

A storm warning is issued by the United States National Weather Service when dangerous winds are occurring or predicted to occur soon. Storm warning flags in the United States are red square flags with a smaller black square occupying the center of the flag.  Gale warning flags are a plain red pennant shaped... Read more